Category Archives: Fearlessness
Don’t Fear The Struggle

Why does my house always seem to know when I get a little extra money?  I received a very needed tax refund and sure enough, both the water heater and the dryer went out in the same week.  I was counting on this money for a different purpose but now the whole amount is going […]

The Examined Life…

Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I probably first heard this quote in college over 20 years ago and it has always resonated with me.  As an introvert, I have always been very reflective and have examined and re-examined my life, which has usually resulted in improvements and a better life. However, […]

Overcoming Fear

I have a YouTube video playing in the background as I am sitting here at my computer.  It is on overcoming fear, an ongoing goal of mine.  I have overcome many fears in the past few years and I am making progress toward overcoming others. The video I’m watching is a compilation of great speeches […]

Here’s to the crazy ones…

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… […]

Don’t Fall in the Crab Pot

I’m sure you’ve heard the story of the crabs in the pot. While an individual crab could easily climb out of the pot on its own, when there are several crabs in the pot, no one can escape, because any one who tries to climb out is pulled back in by the other crabs. What […]

Introverts, Anxiety, and Airports

I am not afraid of flying, but I am afraid of airports.  I suppose “afraid” is not the right word, but airports — with all the security and timelines — make me anxious.  However, I took a quick trip to a conference last week and everything went well. I have been working on challenging my […]

Fake It ’til You Make It?

  I’m getting tired of reading or hearing people say that sometimes they “fake” being an extrovert. I actually think this is harmful as this is suggesting that extroverts can do things that introverts can’t. I also hear people say “well, I’m both an introvert and an extrovert” as if it’s some kind of safe […]

Change Your Thoughts and Change Your Life

The other day I was headed from one building to another to give a presentation.  As I was walking, I was filled with dread…  I was dreading a couple hours of interaction with people that I had barely met.  I caught myself in the middle of this negative thinking.  In reality, I really enjoy giving […]

What Is Your Introverted Art?

We all have strengths. What are yours? I love how Seth Godin defines “art” in Linchpin. “What makes someone an artist? I don’t think is has anything to do with a paintbrush. There are painters who follow the numbers, or paint billboards, or work in a small village in China, painting reproductions. These folks, while […]

Formerly Shy, Now Happily Introverted

I used to be shy when I was younger. Now, I’m happily introverted. Early on in my journey, I read several books on shyness to try to “fix” whatever it was that I thought was wrong with me. Unfortunately, the books I read on shyness really did not help me at all. Looking back now, […]